The First High-Phase Observations of a KBO: New Horizons Imaging of (15810) 1994 JR1 from the Kuiper Belt

@article{Porter2016TheFH,
  title={The First High-Phase Observations of a KBO: New Horizons Imaging of (15810) 1994 JR1 from the Kuiper Belt},
  author={S. Porter and J. Spencer and S. Benecchi and A. Verbiscer and A. Zangari and H. Weaver and T. Lauer and A. Parker and M. Buie and A. Cheng and L. Young and C. Olkin and K. Ennico and S. Stern and The New Horizons Team},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft observed (15810) 1994 JR$_1$, a 3:2 resonant Kupier Belt Object (KBO), using the LOng Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on November 2, 2015 from a distance of 1.85 AU, and again on April 7, 2016 from a distance of 0.71 AU. These were the first close observations of any KBO other than Pluto. Combining ground-based and Hubble Space Telecope (HST) observations at small phase angles and the LORRI observations at higher phase angles, we produced the first disk… Expand

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